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by fdd1212
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Huge gap in front two teeth
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

I had a big gap before braces and my ortho knew from the beginning that he would have to put a permanent retainer/bridge behind my 2 front top teeth to prevent them from ever shifting. I've had my braces off for 2 weeks and no issues or discomfort so far.
by fdd1212
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Very interesting! I'd love to see what you come up with!
by fdd1212
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I've had braces for 4 days and want to get rid of them
Replies: 22
Views: 4081

I'm 29 and married. Just got my braces off. My teeth weren't terrible, but I've always wanted a nice smile and straight teeth. I felt the same way as you did at first, but it's a small price to pay for the lifetime of a beautiful smile, granting they're taken care of after treatment.
by fdd1212
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Had my first cleaning since braces today...
Replies: 13
Views: 2197

I have the ability to brush my teeth after each meal. While I'm at work, I keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in my drawer and just use the bathroom sink. It helps keep them top notch.
by fdd1212
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debanded!
Replies: 12
Views: 1590

Awesome, mg! I just got mine off this morning! I feel like a million bucks. After 21mo, it did go by fast. He shaped my teeth and leveled them out. I am SO happy. Congrats to you!
by fdd1212
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Taking them out to eat.
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

I was told an hour might be okay without them in, but she didn't seem to happy about that question. Standard practice would be to maybe excuse yourself to the restroom right before and after eating. I wouldn't risk leaving them out for an hour unless absolutely needed.
by fdd1212
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Pain in getting braces removed?
Replies: 87
Views: 29411

I just got my lowers off about 2hrs ago. It did not hurt at all. I didn't even realize she had taken them off. The only discomfort was the scraping of the glue left behind, and moreso, holding my mouth open for 30min. Otherwise, not bad at all.
by fdd1212
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces coming off at 2:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Braces coming off at 2:00

gigiso wrote:...and then onto the wonderful world of retainers.
Tomorrow 9am for me! Lowers only though. Uppers next Wed. ;)
by fdd1212
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthon complained I ask too many questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

My ortho enjoys answering the questions I've presented. I think he admires someone who actually cares about their teeth, as does my dentist. I'm sure they see a lot of younger clients that do not abide by the rules, meaning they don't floss, brush, etc. A good ortho that enjoys his/her job will welc...
by fdd1212
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone finished on time???
Replies: 28
Views: 6478

cakeorbed wrote:Ooh congratulations! bet you're so excited!!! :D
Thanks! I'm VERY excited!
by fdd1212
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does this sound normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Yes, it's very common. Even 3 weeks after an adjustment, out of the blue, a molar or other tooth would begin to get sore. My ortho said it's normal.
by fdd1212
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do you feel about your metal braces?
Replies: 23
Views: 4275

I'm 28, male, and got metal. I wanted them off as fast as possible and metal is stronger and faster, according to my ortho. Braces are braces...I figured ceramic was just as noticeable as metal. You're not fooling anyone. ;)
by fdd1212
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 712

I had mine put on at 27yrs old. Keep in mind that everyone's teeth respond differently. Mine moved quite well, in a timely fashion. I've known people 50+ yrs old with braces so age is not a factor! Several of my molars have been filled over the years due to poor habits. No issues with braces. Mine c...
by fdd1212
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone finished on time???
Replies: 28
Views: 6478

Mine was predicted for 20-26 months and they're coming off at 21mo. My ortho is awesome though, and I haven't missed an apt yet. Bottoms come off tomorrow and tops come off next week.
by fdd1212
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Do Essix retainers stain?
Replies: 7
Views: 6993

Thank you!